New Delhi: Cases of irregularities during the Commonwealth Games-2010 continue to spring up surprises. The Delhi police too have landed in the thick of controversy over the irregularities followed in the appointment of drivers in the force during CWG 2010.

After verification of documents of drivers under Delhi Police, it has surfaced that nearly half of them had submitted fake driving license to secure a job.

Following the revelation, top officials not only cancelled the appointment but also handed over the case to the Crime Branch for further investigation.

The Delhi Police had appointed 676 drivers (Constables) for the sporting extravaganza at the pay band of Rs 5, 200- 20, 200 in March 2009.

However, the verification of documents furnished by the drivers during their appointment has shocked the Delhi police top brass.

It was found out that 250 candidates out of 676 had submitted fake driving license.

Giving information under the RTI Act, Delhi Police Commissioner (Recruitment) admitted forgery in appointment of drivers.

According to him, appointments of those having fake license have been cancelled.

The investigation, according to sources, has been handed over to the Crime Branch now.

During investigation it was found out that most of the fake licenses were from Uttar Pradesh and North-Eastern regions.

However, the officers are also under dock for forgery in large scale appointment of drivers.

JPN/Bureau